Jaguar XK-120: A Classic Sports Car With Class

Jaguar is considered to be one of the best car companies in the world and one of the most representative automotive companies in Europe. On 1948 Jaguar launched their first sports car, the XK-120 at the London Motor Show, offered in both two-seat coupe and two-seat convertible forms.

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1950 Jaguar XK120 interior“. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

The Jaguar XK-120 was a two-seater, and it had the new XK series 3.4-liter DOHC inline six-cylinder engine that produced 180 hp and a top speed of 120 mph. This powerful engine made the XK-120 the fastest car in the world in 1948.

This amazing British classic sports car had a successful racing history, the first race victory ever that the Jaguar XK120 had was in 1949, in the Silverstone Circuit in England. In January of 1950, the XK120 had the first competition victory in America, which took place in Palm Beach Shores, Florida.

Jaguar started a very successful path in the automotive world with the creation of the Jaguar XK-120, a car that was the fastest in the world and that was built with the highest quality and standards of that time. The Jaguars Car Company produced 12,055 until they ended production in 1954, replacing the XK-120 for the XK-140.

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1950 Jaguar XK120 34” by SfoskettOwn work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.


At Sports Car Craftsmen We Specialize In The Service, Repair And Restoration Of Jaguar Cars And Any Other British Classic Sports Car

We know Jaguar owners love their car and appreciate the history of where it comes from. This is why our shop provides the best service for Jaguar and all vintage British Sports Cars in Colorado. We’ve been in Denver since 1998, providing repair and restoration services for MG, Triumph, Austin-Healey, Jaguar, Sunbeam, Rover and Classic Mini Morris cars from the 1940-70s.

Whatever you need for your Jaguar, from a simple tune-up and oil change, to engine rebuilds or a full-scale restorationcontact us today. Our schedule is Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm – Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Or call us: (303) 422-9272.

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Jaguar XK 120, Bj. 1953, Nürb’ring Südschleife (2008-06-28)” by Spurzem – Lothar Spurzem – Own work. Licensed under CC-BY-SA-2.0-de via Wikimedia Commons.

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